[mythtv] FYI: Building SVN difficult - dependancies galore.!
buzz at oska.com
Thu Nov 10 00:24:04 EST 2005
I, for one, was actually inspired by Isaac's big 'this breaks livetv' commit
to actually try and start using SVN/head and see if there were
simple/outstanding issues that I could tackle, and give-back.
I found building SVN of mythtv+plugins+themes, and organising all the the
dependancies to be quite a challenge, as they don't seem to be documented
anywhere except in ./configure breaking/complaining when it doesn't find
Errors like "MythMusic requires libid3tag", when I actually and obviously
had a libid3tag RPM installed are the most confusing. (it appears I did not
have the relevant headers that are in with libid3tag-devel not libid3tag).
This has happened 1/2 dozen times so far, and I still don't have SVN
Requiring libraw1394?? Well, actually it seems to require 1.2.x or higher,
not just any old libraw1394. (or maybe it was libavn1394, or was it
librom1394, I forget now. - you get my point!)
That said, I've just spent two evenings trying to orgainise a simpler way to
build an RPM of SVN, so that getting SVN installed is easier for "testers"
(non-coding types interested in helping with SVN where possible). When I've
got it going (end of tonite maybe?), this could make building and installing
nightlies of SVN more of a no-brainer.
CURRENT SVN BUILD PROBLEM(1):
'make install' of SVN's mythtv/libs/libmyth/ isn't installing the header
files correctly, it's installing to 'usr/include/mythtv/' not
'/usr/include/mythtv/' as it should (I did 'configure --prefix=/usr').
CURRENT SVN BUILD PROBLEM(2)
As a result of the above: 'mythbrowser' not building because it requires
libmyth headers to be installed in /usr/include/mythtv/* and can't find
Suggestions anyone? Currently, I've just gone and 'cp -r'-ed the folder
to the right place and run ldconfig afterwards, but is that ok?
From: mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org]
On Behalf Of Glen Dragon
Sent: Thursday, 10 November 2005 1:46 PM
To: mythtv-dev at mythtv.org
Subject: [mythtv] Current stability of svn, excluding live tv?
I?m curious to know the relative stability of the head. I know live-tv is
broken, I don?t particularly care, as it didn?t work all that well for me
before. I was always in the habit of recording, then watching pseudo-live
Yes, I do read the dev & commits list, and from that perspective everything
seems to be fine.
Since everything I?m running now is especially stable (from 2 weeks ago),
and the proto was bumped, I?m just looking for a go / no-go before I
re-compile all my boxes.
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